flutter kick


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flutter kick

n.
A swimming kick used in crawl and backstroke in which the legs are extended straight back and alternately moved up and down with a slight bend in the knee on the upward movement.

flutter kick

n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of kick used in certain swimming strokes, such as the crawl, in which the legs are held straight and alternately moved up and down rapidly in the water

flut′ter kick`


n.
a swimming kick in which the legs make rapid alternate up-and-down movements while the knees remain rigid.

flutter kick

Legs move up and down alternately with a bend at the knees.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flutter kick - a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees
Australian crawl, front crawl, crawl - a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
backstroke - a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
Translations

flutter kick

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We have a smoother pull, never dropping our elbows, and a steadier flutter kick. Some days, I swim a little faster than I did before.
When doing the freestyles, swimmers alternate their arm movements and a flutter kick to propel them through the water.
Don't attempt to flutter kick like Michael Phelps; your aging legs won't give you the propulsion commensurate to your efforts.
The most common type of swimming stroke is freestyle, also called the crawl, where you lay on your stomach in the water and move your arms and flutter kick your legs while turning your head to the side to breathe.
You kick hard with a flutter kick, while you bring your arms over your head and into the water one at a time.
The front crawl swimming (Figure 2C) and flutter kick (Figure 2G) exercise modes present the most undesirable characteristics of underwater recordings, with unavoidable bubbles and turbulences that negatively affect the visibility of the markers (Ceccon et al., 2013).
* Scene One in a swimming class may be a warm-up exercise using a beach ball with an assortment of drills (fifteen bobs, twenty-five yards of flutter kick, etc.) written in permanent marker.
On a cold, March day in Boise, Trey McIntyre, dressed in jeans and shabby street shoes, softly but definitely called out the center combinations for company class: "pas de chat, pique, pas de basque, chasse." At one point he slyly inserted a movement best described as a swimmer's flutter kick, a typical skewing of classical technique.
Stanley Shechter, 75, is still trying to master the dolphin kick, finding an alternating-leg flutter kick more effective.
Roy Saari, the first man to swim the 1500 meters under 17 minutes, introduced a new theory for the crawl stroke by using a trdujen (scissors) kick with a two-beat flutter kick.
Gaenslen School, boys and girls get a chance to work on their flutter kick while boning up on their long division.
"Instead, put your arms on the edge of the ice and do a flutter kick so your body becomes horizontal with the water's surface.